Submerged Exhibition

23 Sep 2019 09:00am
02 Nov 2019 05:00pm

32 Bentinck Street, Portland, VIC 3305 View map

Glenelg Libraries welcomes Submerged an exhibition presented by the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Maritime Museums Council. View more.


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Glenelg Libraries welcomes Submerged an exhibition presented by the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Maritime Museums Council. Following a national project with workshops held across the country to develop the exhibition and to source shipwreck stories, 68 shipwreck stories were nominated by 46 maritime museums and heritage institutions from around Australia with 14 of the most compelling stories selected to feature in the exhibition.

Australia’s coast is the final resting place of over 11,000 shipwrecks – roughly one wreck for every three kilometres of coastline. And Victoria’s City of Rayville is one of 14 wrecks whose stories will feature in a nationally touring panel exhibition Submerged.

The City of Rayville is said to be the first American ship sunk during World War II. It was carrying a cargo of lead from Port Pirie to New York in 1940 when it struck a sea-mine off Cape Otway. All but one of its 38 crew members escaped.

The exhibition also features wrecks of merchant vessels, steamers, schooners, whalers and a submarine. The oldest wreck featured is WA’s Batavia. Its 1629 loss on Beacon Island, and subsequent mutiny, is one of the most dramatic events in Dutch and Australian history.


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Phone: 03 5522 2265
Website: Visit Website

Submerged Exhibition

23 Sep 2019 09:00am
02 Nov 2019 05:00pm

32 Bentinck Street, Portland, VIC 3305 View map

Phone: 03 5522 2265
Website: Visit Website